KCCN-FM explained

Area:Honolulu, Hawaii
Branding:"KCCN FM100"
Frequency:100.3 (MHz)
Format:Hawaiian Contemporary hits
Erp:100,000 watts
Owner:Cox Radio Hawai'i
Website:KCC FM100's homepage
Callsign Meaning:Its call letters came from their former AM sister

KCCN-FM, "FM100", is a Hawaiian Contemporary hits station based in Honolulu, Hawaii. The Cox Radio Hawai'i outlet broadcasts at 100.3 MHz with ERP of 100 kW.


KCCN FM 100, whose first broadcast day was May 14, 1990, was the sister station to the original KCCN 1420 AM, whose focus would always be on a Traditional Hawaiian music format. They are also Honolulu's first FM station in this genre to target young adults of Hawaiian/Pacific Islander descent with a hit format that consists of upbeat Contemporary Hawaiian music from Hawaiian acts like The Mana'o Company, Bruddah Waltah and Island Afternoon, Butch Helemano; along with tracks from other unique national genres, like Reggae, Dancehall and contemporary artists whose music fit those descriptions, like UB40, Bob Marley, Maxi Priest, Big Mountain and others. With those ingredients, KCCN has become one of Honolulu's top-rated radio stations.


KCCN FM 100 in its first year, put together an annual concert that would celebrate the birthday of the station, and would eventually become a standard in concerts for every summer. It was always scheduled for the last Saturday in July at the Waikiki Shell, and would highlight the best bands in Contemporary Hawaiian music, with special guests from either Contemporary Top 40 radio or Traditional Hawaiian music, with emphasis on the latter. It would come to be known as the KCCN FM 100 Birthday Bash.

The KCCN FM 100 Birthday Bash in 2000 went to a 2 night event, being the last Friday and Saturday in the month of July. It has sold-out almost every year in its existence since 1990; and continues to be one of the most anticipated music events of the year.


In the mid 1990s KCCN-FM would be joined by Hawaiian 105 KINE, broadcasting out of the 4th floor of the Pioneer Plaza Building in downtown Honolulu. In 1999 Cox Broadcasting bought the stations from Howard Anderson (Los Angeles, California) and combined the assets that they already had to become Cox Radio Hawai'i, pairing it with KRTR 96 FM, KPHW (Power 104.3) and later stations KORL 1460 AM and KKNE 940 AM. They would all later move together to occupy the 7th floor of the Pioneer Plaza Building.


1990 line up

2007 line up

Notable Personalities

Here are notable personalities who have passed through KCCN FM 100:

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